THE DAY OF CHOCOLATE
 
DZIEŃ CZEKOLADY

 

 

THE DAY OF CHOCOLATE

family film I 2018 I Poland 

SUNDAY 1/11/2020 11:00am

 

 

Original Title:  Dzień Czekolady

Duration:        80 min

Language:        Polish with English subtitles

 

Director:  Jacek Piotr Blawut

Writer:     Jacek Piotr Blawut, Anna Onichimowska

Cast:        Dawid Ogrodnik, Tomasz Kot, Julia Odzimek

Leo Stubbs, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Marek Bukowski 

Suitable for:  7+  

Children must be accompanied by a parent 

 

A delightful adaptation of the award-winning book by Anna Onichimowska under the same title takes us on the adventures of Monika and Dawid. The film balances between the real and the fantasy world, with strange characters such as the Time Hopper, the Monday Eater, the Witch and the mysterious waiter. THE DAY OF CHOCOLATE is a tale about longing, love and the power of children’s imagination that makes the impossible possible, forever changing the life of all protagonists.

8-year-old Dawid watches Monika, a new neighbour move into the house next door. He is captivated by Monika’s Hawaiian hula skirt, the result of being told her grandmother has moved to Hawaii. It soon turns out that Dawid and Monika have something in common – they share a secret. They also share an adventure as together they discover a mysterious world inhabited by creatures that devour Mondays, Tuesdays and other days of the week. They’re also going to face the evil witch who steals precious memories from children. They’re going to uncover the mystery of the old clock and wake up the Time Hopper, who will help them cross the gate to a place where time rules are completely different... Will they manage to make their dream come true and go back in time?

THE DAY OF CHOCOLATE won the Cannes’ Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award 2010, a project supporting young Central and Eastern European screenwriters. The decision to award the prize reasoned that the film tells with great sensitivity and lively imagination an enchanting story about a seemingly difficult topic: how children react to death.

JACEK PIOTR BLAWUT

Born in 1978 in Poland. He is known for the shorts JEZIORO and SAMOTNOŚĆ DZWIĘKU. DAY OF CHOCOLATE is his first feature that he wrote, directed and edited. It was nominated for the Golden Claw a the 2018 Polish Film Festival.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

WINNER: INIS Prize by the Professional Jury, Montréal International Children's Film Festival I 2019

WINNER: Teachers' Award, 36. International Young Audience Film Festival, Ale Kino Poznań I 2019

NOMINATED: Golden Claw, Gdynia Polish Film Festival I 2018       

NOMINATED: Grand Jantar, Koszalinski Festiwal Debiutow Filmowych Mlodzi i Film I 2018 

SELECTED:  Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival I 2019 

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LUNA LEEDERVILLE I SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER I 11:00 AM   

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PERTH FESTIVAL DATES

 

 

Program Announced

9 Oct 2020

 

Tickets on Sale
9 Oct 2020

 

Perth Opening Night 

Thursday 29 Oct 2020

Festival Dates

29 Oct  – 15 Dec 2020

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